Alamogordo, NM (KTSM) — A 21-year-old Alamogordo man is in custody and has been charged with an open count of Murder following an incident in the 1000 block of Mescalero Avenue in Alamogordo.
Alamogordo Police Department responded to the home in the 1000 block of Mescalero just before 11:00 p.m. Sunday evening to the call of a man who had been shot. When officers arrived they found a 36-year-old man who had been shot in the chest in front of the home.
The victim was taken to Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center in Alamogordo where he died from the gunshot wound.
Police investigation revealed that the victim allegedly became involved in a fight with 21-year-old Albert P. Whitehead, who lived in the area and was allegedly shot by Whitehead.
Alamogordo Police located and arrested Whitehead and has since been charged with an open count of Murder. He is being held in the Otero County Detention Center on a no bond hold.
Police have not released the identity of the man who was killed.